Tag: Self-harm

Skin-Picking And Hair-Pulling: Some Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Anxiety

Skin-Picking And Hair Pulling- Some Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Anxiety

Skin-picking, hair-pulling and other body-focused, repetitive behaviours can all be anxiety-related. They’re far more common than many of us realise, but we often feel shame associated with these behaviours, so we don’t talk about them. Because we all find it so difficult to talk about, it can feel like we’re the only person in the…

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What We Want You To Know About Self-Damaging Behaviours

What We Want You To Know About Self-Damaging Behaviours

When we’re trying to cope with the stresses and strains of life, there may be times when we turn to self-damaging behaviours. The use of these behaviours is often highly stigmatised and this stigma can be worsened by a lack of understanding. Self-Damaging Behaviours Are Wide-Ranging Self-damaging behaviours can encompass a range of things. This…

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Understanding The Difference Between Nervousness And Anxiety

Understanding The Difference Between Nervousness And Anxiety

Sometimes it can be hard to work out whether we’re experiencing nervousness or anxiety. Nervousness is a human emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. Anxiety can be a diagnosable medical condition. We often turn to Google in a bid to work out what we’re living with, but that can leave us feeling even…

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Understand The Difference Between Depression And Sadness

The question: ‘do I have depression or am I sad?’, is a common one. It can be difficult to work out whether we’re experiencing sadness – a human emotion, or depression – a medical condition. Asking ‘Dr Google’ can leave us feeling even more confused, especially as sadness is something those with depression do experience. The…

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13 More Symptoms Of Depression We Never Talk About

Depression can cause a range of different symptoms. Some of them are regularly talked about. Many of them are not. Whatever symptoms we are experiencing, we are not alone. There are many other people all over the world who share the same struggles that we do. 1. Being Unable To Make Decisions We can feel…

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Depression: When We Have Thoughts of Ending it All

Depression When We Have Thoughts of Ending it All

Depression can come with a whole host of horrible symptoms – some of which are extremely distressing. Sometimes, we can be plagued by intrusive thoughts that don’t reflect how we actually feel. Our depression might tells us we want to end our lives, when in reality we very much want to keep on living – but we want the…

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Depression: Living With Dark Thoughts And Urges

Depression Living With Dark Thoughts And Urges

When we have depression, we often have to cope with dark thoughts and scary urges. These thoughts can seem to come on with no warning. They can feel completely overwhelming. Living alongside them is exhausting and at times very scary. Because people rarely talk about dark thoughts and urges, it can feel as though we’re…

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13 Symptoms Of Depression We Never Talk About

13 Symptoms of Depression We Never Talk About

Living with depression can give us a whole range of symptoms. Some are quite well known, such as low mood, sleep difficulties, and limited energy. Other symptoms are less well-known, or less talked about. Our depression may bring symptoms that we find embarrassing. Because of the silence around them, we might feel as though we’re the…

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Depression: Surviving Summer

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When summer arrives, it feels like everyone around us is popping on shorts, lighting up the BBQ, and inviting the neighbours round for Pimm’s. People seem lighter and brighter when the sun comes out. But for many of us that’s not the case. The sun doesn’t send our mental illness a memo asking it to kindly leave us alone. Depression…

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22 Apps That Help Our Mental Health

Although we love our phones, many of us find them a source of stress. Scrolling through insta-perfect images can impact on our self-esteem, and constant notifications are overwhelming and tiring. However, our phones can also be super self-care tools. There are lots of apps out there designed to help us manage our mental health. In a…

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